25 11, 2014

Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun: NASA IMAGE of the DAY

By |2016-11-03T10:54:46+00:00November 25th, 2014|Science & Space|

This is a beautiful image. Nature makes wonderful art. And giant supercomputers. I think my favorite artist is nature filtered through a massive supercomputer. Not really. Still pretty cool though. Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that blows continuously [...]

21 11, 2014

MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: NASA Image of the Day

By |2016-11-03T10:55:02+00:00November 21st, 2014|Science & Space|

Another beautiful image courtesy of the folks at NASA. Also it reminds me of a rather underrated King Crimson album: Islands A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, [...]

29 10, 2014

Illusions in the Cosmic Clouds: NASA Image of the Day

By |2016-11-03T10:26:00+00:00October 29th, 2014|Science & Space|

This image is beautiful. To be honest I really don't see the hand shape, but maybe that's just me. I'm usually really good at finding recognizable shapes and faces in patterns, clouds and wood grain, etc. What do you see? Let me know in the comments. Pareidolia is the psychological [...]

9 09, 2014

Flying Through an Aurora: NASA Image of the Day

By |2016-11-03T10:26:32+00:00September 9th, 2014|Science & Space|

"European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph taken from the International Space Station to social media on Aug. 29, 2014, writing, "words can't describe how it feels flying through an #aurora. I wouldn't even know where to begin…." Crewmembers on the space station photograph the Earth from their [...]

4 01, 2013

“The Black Marble”

By |2016-11-03T10:25:08+00:00January 4th, 2013|Science & Space|

This incredible movie made up of a composite of photographs taken by a satellite of Earth's dark side show how we radiate a web of light into the darkness of space. NASA and NOAA released the video to show off what one of their new satellite sensors can do at [...]

3 08, 2012

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of Earth

By |2016-11-03T10:20:20+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Science & Space|

This is quite an amazing video. Check it out. Composed of photographs by NASA astronaut Ron Garan (@astro_ron on Twitter) taken from the International Space Station from August to October 2011, German artist Michael Konig edited images of Earth into a spectacular time-lapse video. According to Konig, the images were [...]

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